The steady hum of conversation
simmers down when the trio enters the room.
A few scattered handclaps join a heavy note
The drummer is a legend.
At 78, one wonders if the set will be too much.
On saxophone, a rising star.
And, at center stage,
a jazz master settles behind the keyboards.
Stage lights dim, whispered conversation
Then the first extended note unfurls.
Jazz is an intimate, improvised experience.
As the music builds and the trio melds,
it is easy to imagine
the universe has aligned just for you,
your very own anthem penned
on the night air.